Mystical Powerful Piano Orchestral Music…
The New Album By Peter Calandra, ‘The Road Home’
You may not know the name Peter Calandra, but chances are that you’ve heard his original music, his film or television scores, his sports anthems, or his Broadway performances.
This prolific New York City-based composer and keyboard player has been immersed in music for most of his life; he has scored over 50 films, written over 2000 compositions for television broadcast (including over 40 theme packages for nationally broadcast sports shows – the most recently, ESPN’s theme for the Special Olympics World Games), and performed as a musician in the Broadway productions of Miss Saigon (for 10 years), The Lion King, Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, and Little Shop Of Horrors.
Amidst this busy musical life, Peter Calandra has composed, produced, recorded and released six albums of imaginative instrumental music encompassing touches of New Age, Jazz, Contemporary Instrumental, Classical, and refined Pop. His New Album ‘The Road Home’ is just sensational.
Peter is a storyteller in song and his music lifts the listener out of their everyday world on an imaginative world of fantasy. One track, “Mi Amore”, seems to lift you and take you to another place and time, reminiscing possibly of a romantic European city such as Venice. There are 9 more magical stories yet to unfold in this sensational album.
Peter has mentioned that he’s always heard music in his head – “there is a radio in there playing new music all the time,” says Calandra.
Considering the ten musical snapshots that collectively create his latest full length album ‘The Road Home’, that radio dial must have been tuned to a dynamic mix of spiritually-transcendent and jazzy, easy-grooving stations throughout the cross-country road trip that inspired them.
His most personal and revealing project to date, ‘The Road Home’ passionately delivers more of what his fans have been lifted by for years, with a loving dose of fresh and mystical vibes. The set is an orchestra and piano-driven album with gently rolling percussion and light vocalization by Joy Askew, famous for her background vocals with Joe Jackson and Peter Gabriel.
‘The Road Home’, inspired by the breathtaking scenery on a recent trip across country; this new album features the magic that has become synonymous with Peter Calandra’s contemporary approach to music. This album features 10 tracks that will capture your ears and make them feel the pleasure of his music!
“Peter is a storyteller in song and his music lifts the listener out of their everyday world on an imaginative flight of fantasy. Blending new age, neo-classical, and smooth jazz influences, Peter’s creative compositions are as emotionally evocative as they are technically brilliant, striking the perfect balance between form and feeling." — Michael Diamond, Music & Media Focus
Watch the video, ‘The Road Home’
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Watch the video, ‘Morning Dove’